10 Top Stories Not To Miss On GDI This Week

  1. Forbes Profiles Bumble’s Co-Founder & CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd – The magazine cover, entitled ‘The £1 billion Queen Bee of dating apps’, will be available in Forbes’ December 12, 2017 issue.
  2. Hinge’s Users Increase By 130% After Redesign Last Year – Hinge conducted data analysis to see results a year after the redesign, and according to the company its amount of users has increased by 130%.
  3. Platform Dating Rework Reduces Server Costs by 92% – Founder & entrepreneur David Minns has consolidated the umbrella company’s network of sites onto one platform.
  4. Western Union Must Repay Victims of Online Dating Scams – The US Federal Trade Commission is overseeing the operation, after finding that Western Union failed to act responsibly in defence of the American public.
  5. Erin & Sara Foster Join Bumble As Head of Creatives – They are behind the scripted reality-parody show Barely Famous, Sara is a TV actress in 90210 and Erin is a writer who has recently sold a pilot to Fox.
  6. From Academia: The Psychological Impact of Dating Scams – UK-based researchers Monica T Whitty and Tom Buchanan produced the research, which makes policy recommendations alongside the analysis.
  7. New Meet-Up Dating App Tonight Launches On iOS – The team from Whim dating app launched Tonight after Whim users found it too difficult to plan ahead to meet up with their matches.
  8. Dating Apps Linked to STD Rises in Vox Analysis – The article, published in Vox, cites 2015 data on the population of Rhode Island.
  9. SingleMuslim.com Hits 1M UK Users – Over 31% of British Muslims have used SingleMuslim.com, at over 50,000 marriages have been attributed to the platform.
  10. Match Group has Announced a Series of Leadership Appointments – These movements are due to coincide with Mandy Ginsberg’s planned assumption of the CEO role.
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